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No step by step on old project and want to enter contest ? Answered

Just joined the site and I have an old project that I would like to enter in a contest ! Is this possible ?

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canucksgirl

7 years ago

First of all, Welcome to Instructables!

As long as you follow the rules and objectives of the given contest, qualifying an entry isn't usually too difficult, but I imagine you'd like to be more successful than simply being entered. To do that, you want your project to have an appeal from the title and main image since thats the first impression people have, and ultimately will decide whether or not to even look at it. From that point, your project should be well written, described and documented in such a way that it could be replicated (if someone wants to make it). IMO, a step-by-step Instructable is the most successful. If you are unable to replicate images for the steps, you can use diagrams, illustrations or even stock images (as long as you credit the source, AND the contest allows for it). The quality and appeal of your project is also what members use when voting for projects, and is how staff members will ultimately judge for the winners.

The Featuring Checklist is something you should really read. It explains the criteria needed to have a project "featured". Being featured, places your project as an "editors pick" in the category your project is assigned to. If staff really like your project then it may even get featured to the home page, or even included in the weekly newsletter that is emailed to subscribing members; and the more exposure you can get for your project, the more success you'll have. Getting featured also earns you free pro membership (bonus!)

Let us know if you have any questions. ;)

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Cripplecrabcanucksgirl

Answer 7 years ago

Thanks for all the helpful advice ! I'm gonna get on the things you've suggested ASAP ! Thanks again !

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Kiteman

7 years ago

You can try - depending on the project, it is sometimes possible to create a step-by-step of a finished item by taking photos of each step and giving a good explanation of that part, or including diagrams and sketches from your design process.

Other times, it is possible to de-construct the item - take photos as you dismantle it, then use the photos in the opposite order.

Either way, the very worst that can happen is you get your project seen by a wider audience.

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CripplecrabKiteman

Answer 7 years ago

Thanks for the advice I'm gonna give it a shot !